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Whitley unemployment rate 59th in Kentucky

Unemployment rates fell in 90 Kentucky counties between January 2016 and January 2017, including Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties, but rose in 23 counties and stayed the same in seven counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, which is an agency of...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Judge loosens bond restrictions for suspect in murder case

A Williamsburg woman, who is charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a July traffic crash that claimed the life of a Canadatown woman, got her bond conditions loosened slightly Monday. During a court hearing Monday afternoon, Whitley Circuit Judge Dan Ballou...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017

Stolen car runs out of gas in Whitley County

Police recovered a stolen vehicle in Whitley County Thursday afternoon after it ran out of gas along I-75, and have arrested two Tennessee residents in connection with the case. About 2 p.m., Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Keegan Bray responded to...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017

Whitley deputies respond to accident scene, find meth, pills

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a vehicle crash Tuesday night recovered methamphetamine and prescription pills from the driver. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, Deputy Jonas Saunders was called to Ky. 26 in Rockholds in response to a call to Whitley...

Hall released from jail after Tenn. sheriff declines to extradite him

Tristan Hall was released from jail last week after Tennessee officials wouldn’t extradite him on theft charges. He said the case is a matter of mistaken identity. A former Whitley County resident, who is suing prosecutors, police officers and others in federal court over a...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017

Grand jury hears evidence in Courtney Taylor murder case

Courtney Taylor is charged with three counts of murder in the death of her husband and two children. A Williamsburg woman, who told police that she shot her husband on Jan. 13 because he had spent the majority of a cash settlement she received last year and who allegedly she shot...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017

Jury rules in favor of hospital, doctor in malpractice case

An 11-day medical malpractice trial, which was the longest trial in Whitley County in the past 25 years, ended Monday afternoon with a 12-person jury unanimously agreeing that the doctor and hospital did nothing wrong. The lawsuit had sought up to $50,203,951 in damages. A...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Multimillion judgment sought in medical malpractice case

A multimillion dollar judgment is being sought in a medical malpractice case currently being tried in Whitley Circuit Court. The trial started on Feb. 13 and attorneys for the guardian of Kali Crusenberry rested their case Monday. Attorneys for Baptist Healthcare System Inc.,...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Rockholds woman injures bailiff, has to be carried from Whitley courtroom

A Rockholds woman had to be physically removed from a Whitley County courtroom Monday afternoon after the judge held her in contempt of court. According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, the incident began about 2 p.m. when 42-year-old Shannon Fox Hamblin came before Judge Paul...

Local law enforcement warning of rash of property crimes

Area law enforcement is asking residents in the Fifth Street and Barton Mill Road areas of Corbin to be on guard following a series of property crimes. According to Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell, the most recent incident occurred Wednesday at a residence on Fifth Street....